Operating Hours & Seasons

 
Independence Visitor Center
September - May: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm
June - August: Open daily 8:30am - 7pm
Summer seasonal hours, May 23 - September 7, 2015: open till 7pm
 

Liberty Bell Center
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
Summer seasonal hours, May 23 - September 7, 2015: open till 7pm
Security screening closes 5 minutes before the building closes

 

National Constitution Center
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 5pm
Fee charged

 

President's House Site
Open daily: 7am - 10pm

 

Independence Square Buildings
The buildings in the Independence Square security area include Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing. Access to the Square is through a security entrance located at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Security screening closes 15 minutes prior to the building closing times. *Note: Old City Hall and the Independence Square Museum Store are not within the security area.

Independence Hall
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
Summer seasonal hours, May 23 - September 7, 2015: open till 7pm
Tickets are required March - December; no tickets are required in January - February

Congress Hall
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
April - October: Tours every 20 minutes
November, December and March: Tours every 30 minutes
January - February: Self-guided

Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing
Open daily: 9am - 5pm

Supreme Court chamber in Old City Hall
Open daily: 9am - 5pm

Independence Square Museum Store in Old City Hall
Open daily: 9am - 5pm

 

Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States

Beginning January 17, 2015, the Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank will be closed for cleaning and restoration until further notice.

 

Franklin Court Buildings
The Franklin Court complex includes the Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery, the Fragments of Franklin Court Archeological Exhibit, the B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum Store.

Benjamin Franklin Museum
Open daily: 9am - 5pm (fee charged)
Summer seasonal hours, May 23 - September 7, 2015: open till 7pm

Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Last printing demonstration at 4:30pm

Fragments of Franklin Court Archeological Exhibit
Currently closed
Summer seasonal hours, May 23 - September 7, 2015: open daily 1pm - 5pm

B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
Open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
Open daily: 9am - 5pm

 

Carpenters' Court
The buildings in Carpenters' Court include Carpenters' Hall and the New Hall Military Museum.

Carpenters' Hall
March - December: Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
January - February: Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

New Hall Military Museum
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm, January 24 through May 17, 2015
Summer seasonal hours, May 23 - September 7, 2015: open daily 12noon - 5pm

 

Other Park Sites

City Tavern
Opens at 11:30am for dining

Free Quaker Meeting House
March - May 24: Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm
Summer seasonal hours, May 25 - September 7, 2015: open daily 11am - 4pm

Independence Archeology Lab
Weekdays by appointment only, please call 215-861-4956
Must be at least 16 years old; no more than 4 people in a group

Todd and Bishop White Houses
Currently closed
Summer seasonal hours, May 23 - September 7, 2015: tours offered daily, times vary, reservations required. Sign up at the visitor center information desk on the morning of your visit.

Declaration House
Currently closed
Summer seasonal hours, June 27 - September 7, 2015: open by tour only at 10am and 4pm daily

Germantown White House (Deshler-Morris House)
Currently closed
Open for "Second Saturdays" event on May 9, 2015, 12noon - 4pm
Summer seasonal hours, June 6 - September 7, 2015: open Saturdays only from 10am - 4pm

 

Nearby National Park Service Sites

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Open Friday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm, closed from 12noon to 1pm

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
April - September: Open Saturday and Sunday 12noon - 4pm
October - March: Closed

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') National Historic Site
Open Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 4pm
Services on Sundays at 10am, Evensong on Tuesdays at 6:30pm

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